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ManyGlacierMountaineerPhantom Peak

ManyGlacierMountaineer

2011 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa, climbed the parasitic cone, Phantom Peak
Posted Feb 24, 2013 11:06 pm

atavistQuick trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2012

atavist

Spent a night in Waitara, then hiked the 16km from Egmont Village to North Visitor Center. Bivied thru a windy night beside the comm tower on North route. Next morning I raced up the trail to the summit and back down in the rain. Not much snow and ice yet.
Posted May 14, 2012 1:41 am

setrentNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2011
Excellent views!
Posted Mar 23, 2011 12:05 am

LadyWawaA Valiant Attempt!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2005

LadyWawa

I so desperately wanted to climb Taranaki the entire time I was in New Zealand but alas. I went with friends, one of which got the worst vertigo I've ever seen and we needed to get her completely off the mountain. SIGH!! I'll get back up there eventually!
Posted Jan 27, 2011 8:44 pm

MaineMountainManTaranaki
Amazing climb.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 1:02 am

dpsiebertNorth Slope  Sucess!

dpsiebert

Laura and I climbed this on our honeymoon. A truly beautiful Peak.
Posted Aug 21, 2008 6:03 am

radsonCamped in the crater
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2007

radson

Climbed this hill many times. Lots more fun in winter.
Posted Aug 20, 2008 5:27 am

pyergerNormal route

pyerger

Climbed this great peak in Jan. 0/7 wonderful mountain, We met many people from all over the world.
Posted Jul 30, 2008 10:41 pm

ericandlucieEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007

ericandlucie

Striking line, straight to the top of Sharkstooth. Really fun snow/ice climb for a one-day affair. The exposure is tremendous the whole way. Unrelenting. Don't underestimate this route in winter conditions. You may want to carry a rope and snow/ice pro just in case the exposure gets to you. See our TR and pics here.
Posted May 24, 2008 6:29 pm

Attila the HunNorth Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2007

Attila the Hun

Quite a tough slog indeed.Straight up - no kissing! The scree before the Lizard is annoying - two steps forward, one step back. Fantastic views from the top though. Cloud level at 1000m so all I could see in the distance was Ruapehu. Well worth the walk though.
Posted May 18, 2007 11:40 am

boisedocgreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 1995

boisedoc

Quite a steep grunt with no particular difficulities. Pretty darn good views.
Posted Apr 7, 2007 2:15 am

outdoors4sure37A Christmas Eve Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2006

outdoors4sure37

Took the normal north face route up through more snow than is normally on the peak this time of year. Ice axe and crampons were advised for the summit but as the snow was soft the whole way I made it with just the crampons. Some clouds on the upper slopes of the mountain but beautiful views over them from the top. Quite a nice Christmas gift!
Posted Dec 31, 2006 1:17 am

JuhoRoute Climbed: North Egmont  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Juho

Perfect weather, light winds at the top. Icy steep ridges put ice axe and crampons to good use. Great views to Mt. Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 11:11 am

BaarbGah!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2002

Baarb

Tragic weather, only saw the summit once all day, bailed once I hit the snow line and the vis hadn't improved. Cafe was lovely though! Saw the place again from my flight to Sydney, Aus. Spectacular.
Posted Jun 11, 2006 8:51 pm

bruno baschungRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: may 1998  Sucess!

bruno baschung

A very beautiful climb, and a very direct route. View is fantastic, but conditions can change very rapidly. We encountered a very icy upper part on this mountain and weather can really chnage rapidly.



But climbing such a perfect volcano, so close to the sea and a big city is quite uncommon and definetly worth it.



With good weather no problem.



Bruno BASCHUNG
Posted Aug 18, 2005 8:21 am

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: April 2003 Date Climbed: North Face  Sucess!

hhsilleck

Miserable tramp through a scree heap, but the stunning views more than compensate for the conditions.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 7:39 pm

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